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When you make Jesus Christ Lord of your life by truly believing on Him, an instantaneous change takes place. This change occurs in your spirit, not your flesh—body or soul. Whether the change ever manifests itself in your physical realm depends on what you think. The flesh, your natural self, pulls in one direction, and your spirit leads you in another. How you think determines what you experience. If your mind stays only on physical things—not even necessarily sinful things, just physical—then you’ll be limited to and dominated by your flesh. You might even be a very moral person, but you won’t experience the supernatural life of God.
The only way you’ll experience the power of God within you is to walk in the spirit. Believing to raise someone from the dead goes beyond just living a good life. You must believe in something that has no proof or evidence in the physical realm whatsoever. You have to get beyond the physical and acknowledge that there is a spiritual world. As you recognize your true power and believe, the spiritual realm will become more real to you than the physical. This applies to prosperity too! There will be times when there’s no basis for faith in your physical facts. Your bank statement won’t prove it. Everything in the natural may be coming against the Word, but if you stay in the spirit, fixed on what His Word says, you’ll be able to see yourself prosperous when everyone else tries to repossess your house, car, etc. As you hold on to God’s Word, your spirit will overcome your flesh and break its dominion. That’s when you’ll see the Word manifest!
You can be spiritually minded! Whatever you continually think on will dominate you (Prov. 23:7). If it’s who you are and what you have in Christ, then that’s what will eventually manifest itself in your physical life. One-third of your salvation is already complete! Your born-again spirit isn’t in the process of growing or maturing. Right now, in your spirit, you are exactly the way you’ll be throughout eternity (1 John 4:17). You have a physical body and soul that haven’t been changed yet. They are subject to change and can change, but it’s not automatic. However, the change of your spirit at salvation was total, complete, and automatic.
Whether you ever see your true spiritual potential released into your physical life or not depends on what you think (Rom. 12:2). If natural things—either sinful or just plain carnal—dominate and control your thoughts, you’ll shut off the flow of God’s Spirit through you. But if you dominate yourself with the truths of His Word and get beyond the natural limitations of your five senses, you can start releasing the supernatural life that’s inside you. You’ll be able to experience a peace that passes understanding. Even when it seems like everyone’s against you and everything’s crashing in the physical realm, you’ll enjoy God’s supernatural peace as long as you stay focused on the Word. “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:7).
On the night before His crucifixion, Jesus told His disciples, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me” (John 14:1). To the natural mind, this sounds unreasonable in light of the situation. Their Messiah, the One they loved and worshiped, was about to be executed. There’s no natural way they could have peace in the midst of something like that, but Jesus had given them His Word. He’d told them many times, “I’ll be crucified, but I’ll rise again on the third day.” If they had meditated on and dominated themselves by what Jesus had said, they would have released the supernatural peace of God they needed for that trying situation. (Christ’s last-minute instructions to His disciples for overcoming crisis situations are thoroughly unpacked in my teaching entitled Christian Survival Kit - booklet.)
What Will You Think?
If you want to experience God’s best, you must understand these truths concerning spirit, soul, and body. You have unlimited potential, but it’s all in the spirit. The victory God’s given you isn’t in your flesh, it’s in the part of you that’s been born again. As you mature in the Christian life, you don’t become less carnal; you just let less carnality dominate and manifest because you’re yielded to the spirit instead. Through God’s Word, concentrate on seeing who you are in Christ. Spend less time feeding the flesh and focus on the spirit instead. Surround yourself with people who speak faith, are positive, and center in on the potential we have in Christ instead of those who gripe and complain. You’ll develop an entire mentality based on your new identity in Christ as you dominate yourself with what you see in the spiritual mirror of God’s Word.
Nothing can separate you from God’s love because your born-again spirit has been sanctified and perfected forever. God is a Spirit, and He sees you in the spirit (John 4:24). He fellowships with you Spirit to born-again spirit. God doesn’t give you what you deserve based on your thoughts and physical actions in your flesh; rather, He deals with you in the spirit realm. That’s why He’ll receive you at any time, in any condition—you’re His beloved child! You’re constantly being fed information and drawn in one of two directions—the flesh or the spirit (Gal. 5:17). The Holy Spirit always endeavors to draw you toward God and remind you of your new identity in Christ. Satan, through the world, its images and voices—news media, movies, books, newspapers, magazines, associations, and even church organizations who are mistaken in some of their beliefs—constantly pushes you to accept defeat. What you continually think on is what you’ll experience (Prov. 23:7).
Your flesh and spirit constantly fight each other in your mind. God proclaims, “You can do all things through Christ.” The world answers, “No, you can’t. You’re just a failure!” On and on, the daily battle rages. That’s why this life-changing truth isn’t just something you learn one time and conclude, “I’ve got it!” This understanding of spirit, soul, and body should motivate you to aggressively pursue renewing your mind to God’s Word—a process that’ll continue for the rest of your life!
Soak Your Mind
Soak your mind in these truths that God has spoken. You might need to go back and reread this book in a week or in a couple of months. Perhaps you should consider ordering the audio series so you can listen to this teaching again and again. Whatever you do, meditate these truths until they come alive to you. Then, keep them refreshed by occasionally coming back to them.
God spoke these truths to me over 35 years ago, but I’m still in the process of renewing my mind to them. Over time, He’s been expanding, developing, and giving me even more understanding on this. I feel like the Apostle Paul, who after twenty or more years of knowing and serving God, said, “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:13-14).
Don’t be discouraged! I’m not saying you have to wait a long time before you see any results. I just want you to know that until you see Him face to face, you never arrive, you just leave. And if the Lord has spoken to you through this teaching, you need to leave right now! Turn from carnal mindedness, and start being dominated by your born-again spirit instead. Discover the realities concerning who you are in the spirit and let them control you. When you do, you’ll experience life and peace. It really is that simple! But it’s not easy! In fact, changing your focus from the flesh to the spirit is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. It’s a gradual, but total, reprogramming of your natural mind to agree with your spirit. Through renewing your mind to God’s Word, you can become spiritually minded!
What God has spoken to you through this book has the potential of radically changing your life but applying these truths will take some real focus and effort on your part. However, the good news is that God wants you to fully understand and walk in them even more than you do! He’ll faithfully do His part if you’ll just head in that direction acknowledging that “God, it’s going to take a miracle to renew my mind! It’s so used to being dominated by the flesh. I’m really going to need Your help!” The Holy Spirit will reveal to you who you are in Christ. He’ll show you Jesus, spiritual truth, and reality. It just takes commitment and effort on your part to focus on the Word and the spirit.
In light of what you’ve read, I encourage you to pray out loud the following prayer from your heart:
Father, I open my heart to the Holy Spirit to continue revealing these truths to me. I recognize that this is a process and not just a one-time thing. Therefore, I ask You to give me greater revelation of spirit, soul, and body throughout the rest of my life. As I apply what You’ve shown me, please encourage me with some quick results. I want to establish new patterns of walking by the spirit so I can live a full and effective life in You.
Thank You for bringing these truths to my remembrance when I need them. Thank You for helping me to share them with others so they too can break free from their flesh’s dominion. Thank You for setting me free and using me to set many others free too! I love You, Father! Amen.
(END OF ANDREW’S QUOTES FOR CHAPTER 19 – LAST BOOK CHAPTER)
Additional Sections at End of “Spirit, Soul, Body” Book:
*Receiving Jesus as your Savior:
Choosing to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior is the most important decision you’ll ever make!
God’s Word promises, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Rom. 10:9-10). “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Rom. 10:13).
By His grace, God has already done everything to provide salvation. Your part is simply to believe and receive.
Pray out loud, “Jesus, I confess that You are my Lord and Savior. I believe in my heart that God raised You from the dead. By faith in Your Word, I receive salvation now. Thank You for saving me!”
The very moment you commit your life to Jesus Christ, the truth of His Word instantly comes to pass in your spirit. Now that you’re born again, there’s a brand-new you!
*Receiving the Holy Spirit
As His child, your loving heavenly Father wants to give you the supernatural power you need to live this new life.
“For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened...how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” (Luke 11:10-13).
All you have to do is ask, believe, and receive!
Pray, “Father, I recognize my need for Your power to live this new life. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. By faith, I receive it right now! Thank You for baptizing me! Holy Spirit, You are welcome in my life!”
Congratulations—now you’re filled with God’s supernatural power!
Some syllables from a language you don’t recognize will rise up from your heart to your mouth (1 Cor. 14:14). As you speak them out loud by faith, you’re releasing God’s power from within and building yourself up in the spirit (1 Cor. 14:4). You can do this whenever and wherever you like!
It doesn’t really matter whether you felt anything or not when you prayed to receive the Lord and His Spirit. If you believed in your heart that you received, then God’s Word promises you did. “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (Mark 11:24). God always honors His Word—believe it!
Please contact me and let me know that you’ve prayed to receive Jesus as your Savior or be filled with the Holy Spirit. I would like to rejoice with you and help you understand more fully what has taken place in your life. I’ll send you a free gift that will help you understand and grow in your new relationship with the Lord. “Welcome to your new life!”
Andrew Wommack Ministries
P.O. Box 3333
Colorado Springs, CO 80934
What is righteousness? What makes a person righteous? Is it even possible to obtain righteousness? In this series, discover the answers to these questions and more. Every Christian’s relationship with God is based on their understanding of righteousness.
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The book of Romans is Paul’s greatest masterpiece on the doctrine of grace. Nowhere else in Scripture is the mystery of God’s grace revealed more thoroughly or more simply. This series helps the listener discover the book of Romans’ liberating truths, which have literally changed the world.
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The Apostle Paul was ruthless in dealing with religious legalism and so is Andrew. This album is a verse-by-verse study of the book of Galatians. Here, Paul presents the same great truths of grace that were so masterfully explicated in the book of Romans, but in this letter, Paul uses a hard-hitting approach to remove deception. Teaching from Galatians, Andrew answers the age-old question once and for all: What role does performance play in our relationship with God?
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Are you confused about the nature of God? Is He the God of judgment found in the Old Testament, or the God of mercy and grace found in the New Testament? Andrew’s revelation on this subject will set you free and give you a confidence in your relationship with God like never before. This is truly nearly-too-good-to-be-true news.
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When you blow it and you’re feeling guilty, is it the Holy Spirit convicting you, or is your conscience condemning you? How do you differentiate the two? In this series, Andrew reveals the key from God’s Word. You don’t want to miss this!
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1. Tired of trying to love people
2. Feel unappreciated by others
3. Believe God only blesses when you’re good
4. Find yourself asking “Why God?” when faced with problems
Diagnosis: Spiritual dyslexia—highly contagious, can be fatal if not treated
Cure: God’s kind of love
Prescription: Daily dose of the album God’s Kind of Love: The Cure for What Ails Ya! until symptoms disappear.
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Are you ready to change your life? If so, here is the link to start – you can study on your own, by clicking here to go to the teaching of, “Spirit, Soul, Body,” on Andrew’s website. Once on the site, you can choose if you want to listen via audio or watch the videos. Or study with a group, like I am doing, by going to this link, creating an account, and finding an online or local study – the materials are furnished for you – there is an outline teaching, questions, and Scriptures, on the website, that you download after logging in and finding your study.
Here is the link for the group I am in – you can go to the link and register, but to download your class materials, you must create an account, and sign in (the material information is on top of the page). Then contact the Leader, Dennis Kerr, and let him know you just signed up for the class and ask him to send you the Zoom link for the class (although Dennis will receive your registration, it would be a good idea to contact him also).
We currently meet on Tuesdays at 4:00pm EST (Dennis is in Arizona and his local time would be at 2:00pm MST for the study) – this Chapter 19, “Time to Leave,” is the current chapter for the week of May 10, 2022, according to the “Spirit, Soul, Body” book – this is the last chapter in the book.
However, our lesson in the study guide for May 10, 2022, will be Lesson 19, “Walk in the Spirit,” – this will be our nineteenth meeting and the end of the chapters in the book. But we have four more lessons in the study guide to complete – there are 23 lessons in the study guide. I will include a PDF copy of the “Spirit, Soul, Body” book, and the study guide, on my website.
Click the link below to review all study materials, which is the same as the first link on Andrew’s website, for “Spirit, Soul, Body:” All “Spirit, Soul, Body” Resources
NOTE: Wherever there is bolding in this document and is not specified that Andrew did it, it was added by me. Also, highlighting, underlining, and Scriptures were bolded and linked to the text by me.
God’s BLESSINGS to you all and your families!!
Rev. Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD